Practical Guidance on Ethical Issues Among Topics Addressed at Annual Environmental Law Seminar

Fredric L. Shenkman, Esq. will present “Practical Guidance on Ethical Issues” as part of the 2016 Annual Review of New Jersey Environmental Law on Thursday, December 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The presentation will take place at the New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq., New Brunswick, N.J.

The Annual Review of Environmental Law presents a comprehensive overview of the year’s developments. The program reviews the latest cases, regulatory rulings, DEP and legislative initiatives, as well as providing guidance on ethical issues.

Shenkman, a partner at Cooper Levenson, is part of a panel presentation moderated by Mitchell Kizner, Esq. of Flaster Greenberg, past chair, NJSBA Environmental Law Section. Other featured speakers include: Daniele Cervino, Esq., Beattie Padovano, LLC, Montvale; Lewis Goldshore, Esq., Law Offices of Lewis Goldshore, Princeton, and author of New Jersey Environmental Law (5th Ed., 2008); Assistant Commissioner Mark J. Pedersen, Site Remediation and Waste Management Program, N.J. DEP, Trenton; Senator Bob Smith, chair, Committee on Environment and Energy; and Catherine Ward, Esq., Stradley, Ronon, Stevens and Young, LLP, Cherry Hill.

The speakers will provide legislative, regulatory and DEP updates. They also will present on the environmental aspects of real estate transfers and will name the top 10 environmental developments in 2016. Shenkman will present on ethics and New Jersey environmental law from 8:10 p.m. to 9:10 p.m.

Shenkman has decades of experience in both transactional work and commercial litigation. He has lectured extensively on general equity and attorney ethics to various bar associations and Inns of Court. He served as chairperson and as secretary of District 1 of the New Jersey District Ethics Committee.

Cost for the seminar is $180 in advance and $200 at the door. Participants receive Continuing Legal Education Credits in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. For more information or to sign up, visit the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education website by clicking here. The program is presented in cooperation with the NJSBA Environmental Law Section and the NJSBA Senior Lawyers Special Committee.

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How to Avoid Common Mistakes in Ethics and Civil Practice

For Immediate Release

Atlantic City, N.J. November 18, 2016 -Fredric L. Shenkman, Esq. will present “Common Mistakes by Civil Practitioners That Lead to Disciplinary Charges (and How to Avoid Them)” at the Middlesex County Bar Association, 87 Bayard Street, New Brunswick, N.J. on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 from 5-7 p.m.

Shenkman, a partner at Cooper Levenson, will be joined by Gary L. Pinckney, Esq. of Couch Braunsdorf Insurance Group. The presenters will cover the following issues:

  • The economy: the clients and areas of law most prone to generate ethical complaints
  • The five personalities prone to ethical violations
  • The root causes for ethical violations
  • The steps necessary to take when ethical violations are imminent
  • The steps necessary to take after the commission of ethical violations
  • Dealing with the Office of Attorney Ethics/District Ethics Committee
  • Ethical violations as malpractice

They will share insights, best practices and strategies to help legal teams stay in ethical compliance during civil cases.

Shenkman has decades of experience in both transactional work and commercial litigation. He has lectured extensively on general equity and attorney ethics to various bar associations and Inns of Court. He served as chairperson and as secretary of District 1 of the New Jersey District Ethics Committee.

Cost for the seminar is $20 for Superior Court law clerks, $30 for Young Lawyer members, $40 for MCBA members and $75 for all others. Participants receive 2.0 hours of Continuing Legal Education Credits towards ethics/professionalism. For more information or to sign up, visit www.mcbalaw.com.

Cooper Levenson is a full service law firm since 1957, with 75 attorneys and New Jersey offices in Atlantic City and Cherry Hill. The firm has regional offices in Bear, Del., and Las Vegas, Nev. For more information, visit www.cooperlevenson.com.

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Legal Ethics Of Email Seminar

December 14 in Atlantic City and December 15 in Cherry Hill, N.J.

Atlantic City, N.J. December 1, 2015 -Attorneys, paralegals and other professionals interested in learning about the ethical questions surrounding email may attend a half-day seminar hosted by the National Business Institute. The seminar will be held on Monday, December 14, 2015 from 8:45 a.m. to 12 noon at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel, 2 Convention Blvd., Atlantic City, N.J. The seminar will be repeated on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 from 8:45 a.m. to 12 noon at the Holiday Inn Cherry Hill, 2175 Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill, N.J.

Frederic L. Shenkman, partner with Cooper Levenson, P.A., is one of three presenters who will discuss the ethical challenges of email, including privacy concerns, data security, and inadvertent disclosure. Some of the questions to be addressed include, “Is email protected under the 4thamendment?” and “Does the email you delete really disappear?” The presenters will share tips, risks and best practices, including practical guidance and tools for ethical compliance.

Shenkman has decades of experience in both transactional work and commercial litigation. He has lectured extensively on general equity and attorney ethics to various bar associations and Inns of Court. He served as chairperson and as secretary of District 1 of the New Jersey District Ethics Committee.

Cost for the seminar is $239. Participants receive Continuing Legal Education Credits valid in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. For more information on the Atlantic City seminar, visit http://bit.ly/1I1K2ys. For more information on the Cherry Hill seminar, visit http://bit.ly/1Hd1yj2.

Cooper Levenson is a full service law firm since 1957, with 75 attorneys and New Jersey offices in Atlantic City and Cherry Hill. The firm has regional offices in Bear, Del., and Las Vegas. For more information, visit www.cooperlevenson.com.

Fredric L. Shenkman to speak on Ethics at Middlesex County Bar Association May 20

Perth Amboy, N.J. – May 9, 2015 – Fredric (Ric) Shenkman will be a featured speaker at the Middlesex County Bar Association’s Annual Installation Dinner meeting on May 20 at the St. Charles Riverboat in Perth Amboy, N.J.

“Mistakes that Lead to Disciplinary Charges and How to Avoid Them” is the pre-dinner seminar topic. Ric, Chairman of Cooper Levenson’s Ethics Practice Group, and a former member, Chair and Secretary of New Jersey District I Ethics Committee, has lectured extensively on this and other attorney ethics topics to various bar associations and Inns of Court.

Cooper Levenson is a full service law firm since 1957, with 75 attorneys and New Jersey offices in Atlantic City and Cherry Hill. The firm has regional offices in Bear, Del. and Las Vegas.

Attorney Ethics – A Primer

Date: 06/21/2014
Publication: Website
CooperLevenson Publication: Website
Summary: Lawyers subjected to ethics grievances, and the lawyers who represent them, often have little familiarity with the procedural aspects of the disciplinary system. The common assumption is that the Rules of Court governing the Superior Court are applicable directly or by analogy to the disciplinary process. This is incorrect and often leads to less than optimal results. What is already an anxious moment in the life of a professional is needlessly exacerbated. This primer, providing an overview of the process, should lessen that anxiety.
Article: ETHICS PRIMER (revised).pdf

Factors to determine whether to bring suit in Federal Court

Date: 04/09/2014
Publication: Website
CooperLevenson Publication: Website
Summary: This article is intended as an outline of some of the factors that should be considered in determining whether to bring suit in the Federal Courts at the trial level; the article is limited to those factors involving the Federal Courts created pursuant to U.S. Const. Art. III.
Article: Factors to determine whether to bring suit in Federal Court.pdf